History Museum’s Exhibition Shines a Spotlight on Migrant Farm Workers

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LOS ALTOS, CA (February 25, 2020) – Los Altos History Museum’s new exhibition chronicles the lives of contemporary migrant farm workers, on display March 19 through June 21. “In the Fields of the North / En los Campos del Norte” features photojournalist David Bacon’s evocative photographs alongside moving oral narratives from migrant farm workers. The exhibition, fully translated into both…

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He built his Chinese food empire on potstickers, proverbs and passion. Now, as Chef Chu’s turns 50, Larry Chu looks to the future.

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By Elena Kadvany/Palo Alto Weekly When Lawrence Chu opened his first restaurant in what used to be a coin-operated laundromat in Los Altos in 1970, he had a grand vision. He dreamed of replicating his 12-item Chinese takeout menu in cities across America — a Panda Express before there was a Panda Express. That dream fizzled over the years as…

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The Museum Awards Scholarships to Foothill College Interns

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The Orchard Commons Committee helped inaugurate a new intern program on January 24, 2020 that links the Los Altos History Museum with Foothill College’s Environmental Horticulture & Design program. On January 24, 2020, the first team of three interns from this collaboration received a Scholarship Award in recognition for excellence in design during their fall internship. Viji Jagannathan, Sandra Morgans…

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History Museum Celebrates Language Diversity with Bilingual Film Screening

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LOS ALTOS, CA (January 28, 2020) – Los Altos History Museum observes International Mother Language Day with a screening of the Japanese documentary “Paper Lanterns,” followed by messages of peace in languages from around the world, Friday, Feb 21st, 5-7pm. International Mother Language Day was approved in 2000 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to promote awareness…

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